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>>> the rodeo the diet. candidates kick off their official campaigns. people across japan are hearing some familiar sounds through their windows. candidates who want a seat in the lower house of the diet are filing the necessary paper work to launch their campaigns. they have loaded up vans an mounted speakers on them to share their messages with voters. 480 seats are up for grabs in the election later this month. that breaks down to 300 single seats and 180 proportional seats. the democratic party took part in 2009. candidates will outline their view on how to right the japanese economy. they'll outline they're vision for how to supply the country's energy need after the nuclear disaster in fukushima. the official campaign lasts 12 days. voters head to the polls on sunday, december 16th. >>> there's another launch of long rang ballistic miss. >> caller:. there mi missile. north korean officials say the launch will happen between december 10th and 22nd be the rocket will head south. may that he had similar preparations in april. that launch ended in failure. they've given
and their megaphones to share their messages with voters. they launched their campaigns officially in a general election. two parties, the democratic party of japan and the liberal democratic party, have dominated japanese politics for years. their leaders started off in a place that has been the subject of countless debates. >> translator: this election is about reviving japan, so i wanted to start my campaign here in fukushima. i want to make a new start for japan in the belief that there will be no revival for japan without the recovery of fukushima. this election is about whether we can move forward with what we have to do or turn back the clock and return to the politics of old. >> translator: i will bring the economy out of deflation, correct the high yen, lead economic growth, enrich people's lives, and recover an economy where young people don't have to worry about finding jobs. i'll strengthen social security and will promote the reconstruction of the disaster-hit northeast. we'll aim to take back power by winning a majority along with the new komeito party. >> candidates from the foll
down its nuclear plants. official campaigning for the election kicks off on tuesday. voters will head to the polls on december 16th. >>> experts in japan are preparing to dig for more answers in regards to safety at some of the country's nuclear power plants. they're trying to assess the threat of fault lines running below the facilities. the japanese government toughened safety standards following last year's accident at fukushima daiichi. all of japan's operating commercial reactors went offline in the months after the march 2011 disaster. then last july the prime minister approved the restart of two units at the ohi plant in fukui prefecture. regulators assured they would be able to withstand a major earthquake or tsunami. but the possible presence of an active fault directly beneath the plant has raised doubts about the reactors. we're taking a closer look at this threat from below in our latest installment of "nuclear watch." earlier i spoke with hajime okada, who's been following this story. what is defined, first of all, an active fault, and how does it constitute a threat to t
backed independent candidate suh. he resigned before the official campaign even began and asked his supporters to vote for moon. most of them are in their 20s and 30s. analysts say a high turnout would favor moon and low one would favor park. about 40 million people are eligible to cast their vote, and how many do that could determine who will win. gene? >> all right, thanks for that, anna. nhk world's anna jung in seoul. >>> a u.s. politician who helped nurture the alliance with japan has died. democratic senator inouye of how how was one of the longest members of congress. he died of a respiratory illness. he was elected to the senate in 1962 and served for half a century. he was chairman of the senate appropriations committee. he worked to promote exchanges between u.s. and japanese politicians. he helped support reconstruction efforts in northeastern japan and visited areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami. inyoue sat down for an interview with nhk. >> there's turmoil and disasters in asia-pacific area. we would be effected. so, it's in our interest also. >> he served duri
by the inspectors caused the collapse. >>> japanese politicians are just hours away from launching their official campaigns for this month's general election. things get going tuesday. voters go to the polls in mid-december to pick lawmakers for the lower house. a new nhk poll is giving insight into what they might be thinking when they cast their ballots. we surveyed more than 4,000 voters. 31% say the economy is the most important issue in this campaign. 22% cite social security reform. 13% say energy policy. including the use of nuclear power is their top issue. we also asked voters who they believe is more qualified to be prime minister after the lower house elections. 20% say the leader of the governing democratic party . 20% say the leader of the governing democratic party yoshihiko noda, who is currently prime minister. 25% say the leader of the main opposition liberal democratic party, shinzo abe. 49% say neither. our poll also suggests the approval rating for noda's cabinet has hit a record low of 21%. that's down one percentage point from a survey taken a week ago. the disapproval ratin
at the end of the day. a lot of us are campaign officials, campaign professionals, and we want to do everything we can to help our side. sometimes we think that's voter i.d., longer lines, whatever it may be. >> longer lines. at least he's honest. make it hard for the opposition to vote with the i.d. laws or keep them waiting in long lines. good idea, scott. worked a lot this year, didn't it? >>> next, a serious political question. santa claus, democrat or republican? that's one of the questions people were asking in a holiday-themed poll from ppp. the results, no surprise. 44% said santa is a democrat versus 28% who said he's a republican. maybe that's because republicans don't like the giveaway aspect. next question, will president obama get coal or presents this year? it's tight. 51% said gifts, 49% said coal. for mitt romney, it's 63% for gifts, 37% for coal. maybe it's some kind of consolation prize. >>> finally, senate majority leader harry reid paid tribute to ben nelson of nebraska yesterday and fessed up that the outgoing nebraska democrat has something he wants. the hint is
problems that are besetting chuck hegel. he is not the official nominee. there is not an official campaign structure to defend chuck hegel. he is taking it from all sides and twisting it in the left and the right and all people taking shots at him. the second problem is he's a man without a party. you end up hearing republicans who are not too fond of the fact that he supported barack obama in the presidential contest. chuck schumer on "meet the press" was noncommittal. he is a man without a structure and a man without a party. that's a very difficult place to be. >> the current gym of washington politics. >> thank you so much for joining us. appreciate it. the cliff gets closer and compromise gets further away. next, we are gaming out the option with two guys who are living and breathing this fight with me and the halls of congress. what this stalemate means for the rest of the to do list like immigration and gun control. we see snow the day after christmas. the president is scheduled to leave hawaii at 10:00 hawaii time. we have snow. the president is coming back to this. after being on
.d. laws should be used to help the gop win elections. >> a lot of us are campaign officials or campaign professionals and we want to do everything we can do help our side and sometimes we think that's voter i.d. sometimes we think that's longer lines, whatever it may be. >> forget about running on a message. some in the gop are looking to cheat their way to victim pi. -- victory. and then there's senator jeff sessions. he says forget cutting subsidies to big oil or business. he'd support legislation to cut food stamps. >> why not cut something else? there are other things that could be on the table before you pick a program that is feeding the nation's poor children. >> i'm not picking a program. i'd say all programs need to be examined in this government. this government is wasting money every day. >> feeding the nation's poor children. well, that's wasting money, apparently. and according to to new jersey congressman scott garrett, so is disaster money for hurricane sandy. >> new jersey doesn't get that even if it's wasteful. really going to be hurt. >> so one person's stimulus is ano
local campaign supported by local volunteers and elected officials. but the campaign is over and now folks want us to come back here and work together, not just with my colleagues in the bay area but with folks across the aisle. that's what i plan to do. i do plan to keep that independent streak with me knowing that i do have to work with others, compromise when necessary, but the principles of growing our economy and making sure that local made in america jobs are going to be coming to our district, i think we're ready to do that. >> you know, the person you defeated, pete stark, was somewhat erratic in the campaign, and i'm wondering, you know, how your relationship with him is now. has he talked with you since you've been back there, or has he pretty much moved on and have you moved on as well? >> you know, we reached out and attempted to contact him but did not have any success, and he has not called us, but that's okay. i know our offices are communicating to each other through various staff members because we want to be ready on day one. because there are so many constituent se
workers were safe. apparently not. five women working on a polio vaccination campaign were killed. the attacks happened in three separate areas of the biggest city there. the world health organization this week launched a nationwide drive to vaccinate children against the disease. officials say that the campaign has been suspended and that pakistan is only one of three countries in the world where polio is endemic. these appear to have been coordinated attacks. >> i just spoke a short while ago to the pakistani government. while they expressed concern and regret, they were not sure that this was because they were administering polio vaccine and that they were not just accidentally caught up in the violence of the city. the evidence does not support that, police said that this was four shooting incidents where four women were shot dead and injured, it all happened in the space of 20 minutes. it very much seemed like a coordinated attack. in the past the taliban said that they would issued threats against these workers because they feel they are working for western interests, someho
's david stevenson shows us a new campaign to turn the trend around. >> reporter: san francisco officials launched a peace at home campaign to reduce domestic violence cases. >> we know from years of experience and data suggested to us that domestic violence goes up during the holidays. our domestic violence shelters are handling 29% more bed nights for victims of domestic violence. >> reporter: the domestic violence cases jumped 98%. there is $750,000 in legal service funds for immigrants who are victims of domestic violence. >> domestic violence is a crime and must be treated as such. >> domestic violence became a top political issue after the mayor suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi. a campaign launched yesterday aiming aiming to encourage ross mirkarimi to step down. >> now i think this is primarily driven not by the sheriff but by the statistics we are reacting to. the information about increased calls and cries for help. >> the campaign continues in january with ads about domestic violence hosted in buses ashed the city. david stevenson -- buses around the city. david s
that there are currently no rules since the campaign has not officially opened, restricting access to the media. so his face and words are absolutely everywhere on the television and radio and in the press, and i think he is able to appeal to italians' baser instincts, the fact that they are suffering under austerity, and that they see him as -- they associate with him a feel good spirit, although he did not actually succeed in delivering on it when he was in government. >> thank you very much for delivering on that. >> onto friday's market action. european shares gave up ground on the final trading day of the week. our correspondents and as the summary from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> hopes fading at the stock market u.s. politicians may reach a deal on time, alarming traders. consumers on both sides of the atlantic are also worried. pessimism is growing, and this was a burden for the stock market at the end of the week, but the german dax could keep small gains throughout the week. bets on single shares are expiring, leading to a very volatile trading. >> we stay in frankfurt for a closer look a
with their child. >> franklin square kicked off the 400-0000 sdlar campaign to elected officials and business owners. it's called tiny feet, tiny hands and big hearts. the goal is to make the nicu a state of the art facility. >> it's going to have individual rooms so parents will be able to stay in the rooms. . >> if you have a private room where each baby is in their own environment and each family is in their own environment, it makes control much easier. >> the unit will increase to 8 8,000 square feet. >> moms like me wouldn't have to have sleepless nights at home and can stay with their by -- babies giving those with the the tiny feet, tiny hands and a big heart, a better quality of life. >> . . >> now if you'd like to contribute to the nicu at franklin square hospital, call 443-777-f 7980. we'll post a link to the story on our website at abc2news.com. franklinsquare would like to break ground in july of 2014. >> there is controversy over the use of mirror saul. --thigh mere saul. it containsmercury and the mercury has been removed from -- removed from most vak seens but the ameri
embassies in the world. >>> top obama and romney campaign officials reveal the best moves and worst mistakes during the campaign. >>> find out why a homeless man given boots by a generous police officer is barefoot once again. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> al qaeda terrorists planned to strike dais after the u.s. presidential election with a attack on the american embassy in amman, jordan, and other targets in the capital. we are learning more about this plot right now. just how deadly it could have been. brian todd is digging on this story. brian, update our viewers what you are learning. >> reporter: there's disturbing new detail on the plot foiled by jordanian authorities. al qaeda called it 9/11-2 and jordan's second 9/11-style attack and the coordinated nature brings to mind one of the ruthless terrorist operations in recent memory. it was supposed to be on the scale of the devastating 2008 attacks in mumbai, india, when terrorists killed more than 160 people and menaced a huge city for days. this one planned to target the american embassy in the capital of o
rights. we're talking as i was discussing with the brady campaign officials yesterday, about reasonable background checks, reasonable controls, automatic weaponry and ammo, multiple rounds that cause the greatest amount of violence. >> bill: joining us from miami, mr. goldberg. we didn't do this on friday. i don't know whether i saw friday's factor. but we had the highest rating, as usual, on the cable news universe. we have didn't do any of that political stuff. >> right. >> bill: because it just wasn't appropriate, you know. >> right. >> bill: the folks wanted to know what happened. they wanted the facts as far as we knew. and they wanted to see the reaction of the people on the scene. they didn't want any of this political stuff. now three days later you can get into it. so when i saw that, i just went, you know, it doesn't really matter what it is, their political agenda overrides every humanistic concern. am i wrong? >> no, you're not, unfortunately. there should be a reasonable period of time when we simply mourn. television is our national cathedral. it's where we all go when the
over here. from a kid, no? that wouldn't be useful, would it. >> one campaign official urged him to brag about his experience so adults would trust him. 2012 was the first rodeo. he came pained for obama in 2008, working the phones as an 11-year-old. >> how would are you? you're not right. this is a prank call. >> he soldiered on with ms. home, also a volunteer. >> we're fired up now. >> fired up by obama but respectful of opposing views. >> i like a good conversation with a republican. it's no different. it's nice to see sxhaer their viewpoints. >> the prizes for his work, the president won and he received an invitation to a white house holiday party. when that came and you opened it, what did you think? >> i didn't think it was real. >> it was, so berdy traveled with his family for the white house to visit the president he'd worked for during two campaigns but never met. >> what will you say for him? >> probably say it was an honor working for you, and i'll very glad you got re-elected. >> dan lothian, cnn, the white house. >>> the nra has offered a provocative solution after t
can do something positive. >> campaigning for the elections will start officially. in the end, he may be called again to lead the country out of the economic crisis. al jazeera, rome. >> still to come -- security remains tight inside the egyptian presidential palace after the opposition rejects a referendum. and fired tear through a market in the afghan capital, destroying thousands of shops. we will back in just a few minutes. >> hello. the weather is looking pretty good over eastern brazil. the showers have drifted away over the heart of the amazon basin. 1 or two showers over the east. temperatures around 32 degrees. we will see highs around 30 celsius in buenos aires. pretty humid. i would not be surprised if we caught a rumble or two of thunder. you could see some temperatures around 26 celsius in santiago. we're seeing some rather wet weather. showers drifting away across venezuela. rather wet weather across the caribbean. further north, more activity, 30 degrees celsius with lovely sunshine. and sunshine across the u.s. at the moment -- we of clouds and rain streaming across th
. >> campaigning for the elections will start officially with the biggest player in italian politics. in the end he may be called again to leave the country out of the economic crisis. al jazeera, rum. >> still to come, the egyptian presidential palace after the opposition rejects the results of the referendum. a fire tears through market in the afghan capital destroying hundreds . we will be back in just a few. >> hello. the weather is looking good for eastern parts of brazil. the showers are directing their ways into the heart of the basin. there is a chance of wonder to showers. we've seen some wet weather at around 32 degrees. we will see highs around 30 celsius. it is pretty humid and monday. i would not be surprised to see a rumble of thunder. around 20here are degrees celsius. they are drifting away. this is speeding across the islands across intricate islands acrosscosta rica. kingston getting up to 30 degrees celsius was some lovely sunshine. not too much across the u.s. at the moment. we have the streaming across parts. we will make the way southern. >> welcome back. our top stories. stea
campaign officials yesterday about reasonable background checks, reasonable controls, automatic weaponry and ammo. the multiple rounds that cause the greatest amount of violence. remember the names. we remember littleton, colorado, april 20th, 1999, columbine, you just referred to. this history -- aurora. obviously, what happened to gabby giffords, out of school context, but gun violence has been epidemic in this country going back for decades and we go through temporary periods after the reagan assassination attempt and after, you know, several of these other incidents where we have an assault weapon ban and then it is permitted to expire. >> we know the contours of this debate, and it will get heated after an appropriate period of mourning and absorb this tragedy, but it is worth adding all sides of the debate. we don't know what the motive is here. we don't know more about the shooter. we don't know about the weapon involved. we know this is another horrifying case of gun violence. >> here we have hundreds of children in an elementary school. children age 5 to 10 years old. here is on
that was part of the presidential successful re-election campaign. top white house officials insisted it would notábtdge. it's moved up to $450,000 per household. taxes will go up on estates and family farms but the president gave in toe republican demands o minimize the scope of that particular tax increase. all along both sides said they want to keep taxes more or less where they are for most tax payers. that's been achieved but republicans in the senate and the house for the first time and under the president's steady pressure are saying they're looking at and likely to vote for higher income taxes. >> for now our most immediate prioty is to stop taxes going up for middle class families starting tomorrow. i think that is a modest goal that we can accomplish. democrats and republicans in congress have to get this done but they're not there yet. they are close. but they're not there yet. one thing we can count on with respect to this congress is that if there's even one second left before you have to do what you're supposed to do, they will use that last second. >> reporter: the president ap
the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >>> a lot of us are campaign officials or professionals and want to do everything we can to help our side. sometimes we think it's voter id or longer lines, whatever it may be. >> that was scott tran tor. he's a republican campaign consultant making it plain as if there was a doubt about how republicans feel about the laws. they are meant to confer a political advantage on one party. >> such candor is unusual. folks understand what is going on here. we have these big demographic changes in the country. the republican party sees it as well or better than anyone else. so, it's in their interest. it's become, basically, an all-white party. it's a virtually all-white party. there's no indication it's going to change as we can tell from the fiscal cliff. they want to make it as difficult as possible for latinos and african-americans to vote. the fewer that vote, the better it is for them. i think that's true. >> they are sort of admitting it. i want to show a map of 33 state that is passed the voter id laws. you can l
, angela merkel is officially launching her campaign for re-election. she's said to be wlauded for her solid leadership. the result is expected to set the stage for the federal poll national elections which take place in september. we'll talk about oracle returning cash to shareholders. plus it's just about time to break out your skis and head to the mountains. we'll find out what the financial forecast for the skiing results will be as full as they hope the slopes will be. people really love snapshot from progressive, but don't just listen to me. listen to these happy progressive customers. i plugged in snapshot, and 30 days later, i was saving big on car insurance. with snapshot, i knew what i could save before i switched to progressive. the better i drive, the more i save. i wish our company had something this cool. you're not filming this, are you? aw! camera shy. snapshot from progressive. test-drive snapshot before you switch. visit progressive.com today. >>> jobless claims increased by 1.5%, that pushed the total number of job seerks to 4.9 million people. but optimism about gre
gives you lots of iormation and you can disseminate the truth. >> reporter: he supports campaigns and he says the local government is to evict with him without proper compensation. he showed a video of a clash between government officials and his neighbors. >> reporter: he is preparing to report on a case. >> translator: i want to influence opinions. i want people to join my campaign to make our voices heard. what i am doing now is very significant. i am determined to continue until a chief my goal. >> reporter: how to deal with people with ties to the government suggesting a website for the public to comment on government policies. >> translator: even if the leaders try to control the internet, they can't keep the lid on frustration forever. political reform is the answer. >> reporter: will the new leaders keep a tight grip on the internet or give people more freedom? they face a daunting challenge. >>> populous, prosperous, pushing the hand. china's rise brought wealth, power and problems, an income gap divided people. pollution threatened health and strained relationships with its nei
county. the facility is launching a massive fund-raising campaign to improve its neonatal unit. officials say they need more modernized equipment to treat the baby's there with the best care -- to treat the babies there with the best care possible. >> we will get every patient a private room. we will give every mother the opportunity to experience the peaks and valleys by themselves and not have to share a curtain. >> they treat baltimore and hartford county as well as cecil county. >> now your insta-weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> temperatures will cool off a little bit. but so far below for today is lower than the normal high temperature for today. there with the best care possible. >> we will get every patient a privatebelow is warmer than norl high. the normal high is 44. we almost hit 60 officially at dwi marshall. we may have hit the 60 degree mark the been the record low for the day -- 7. the record high, 72 in 2006. we did not get much rain. a lot of wind. gusty winds. but overall, just a trace of precipitation since midnight at dwi marshall. the
is set for later this week. officials are stepping up police presence at schools. a congressman joins the brady campaign to discuss gun violence in america great the rhode island democrat held a news conference on capitol hill this morning with the president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. some possible good news to report in the nation's so- called fiscal cliff. negotiations in washington, president obama and john boehner met for the third time yesterday and they say a deal is shaping up. they say speaker john boehner is assessing tax increases on the rich and president obama is agreeing to more spending cuts. speaker john boehner will brief house republicans on the proposal later today. >> temperatures have bounced back from this morning. we started off in the 50's and some colder air pushed in and now you can see we have bounced back to the upper 50's. 58 degrees at b w i marshall. the wind is a little bit strong. it is gusting up to 20 miles per hour. these wind gusts are helping increase those temperatures. the highs today should range from 58-63 degrees. we are pa
at a letter writing campaign against him. >> what traffic officials want installed in new cars and truck that's would make them more like commercial airplane autos michael finney taking questions on twitter and facebook. he'll answer them here live just a little bit later. you can contact michael on facebook.com and on twitter. >> on a get away friday, downtown commute this is the sky way. there is road work being done on the upper deck of the bay bridge this afternoon.çmj# so that packed everything up that. is why you have problems on the right side of the screen. left side, just usual friday afternoon get away traffic. stay with us. >>> san francisco school officials want the man known as america's toughest sheriff to write a leter to students after being denied an opportunity to speak with them in american. the -- person. the sheriff happen owes to be in san francisco for a conference, receiving a bundle of letters from students. the qlerts criticized his efforts to enforce immigration laws in the phoenix area. he called letters hate mail, and he wanted to speak to those students. >> thi
his family mounted a public campaign. enlisting friends and elected officials. two congressmen planned call for national boycott of mexico tourism industry if hammer was not net free. john hammer senior went to the texas boarder to meet his son and the two will likely drove home together. he said he wasn't sure his son could handle a flight after four months inside a mexican prison. >> steve harrigan in miami. thanks. egypt official news agency says the president appointed 90 people to parliament upper house a day before the second round of a referendum on highly contentious draft resolution. no zo con tense, that things have gotten violent. correspondent leland vittert has more for us. >> chanting with our blood, our soul, we defend islam, supporters of a local hardline islamic cleric rallied as the friday prayers ended outside the main mosque in the second largest city of alex sand dryia. almost on cue, the violence began. and younger members of the opposition began hurling rocks from behind the line of riot police. soon, the scene devended in scrum of rock throwers, tear gas and bat
of the bay. we are all experiencing cold weather. it is not even officially winter yet. >> we will have >> an grace i have campaign of their own with an app that hcals a taxi to pick you up. while the other apps are butting heads with government regulator this is one is working with them. >> as he drives his taxi through the bumpy streets in san francisco they start to ring. the phone is starting a brand new app called flywheel. it looks like this a map of the participating cabs in the city. >> you push one button. the one nearest gets assigned to you. >> some were using it before the town cars. it is being reborn as flywheel complete with bold new advertising anna promise to help cabbies complete with the black cars and drivers with the pink mustaches. >> they get 20-30 percent more rides a day by having these mobile appsable to access their vehicles real time. >> it is in a third of san francisco taxis to the other communication device. >> now we have the power of a cell phone. >> for cab companies it could replace dispatch systems or work along side the two-way radio to give the bird
mittens. officials are collecting winter gear as part of the mitten campaign. you are asked to donate any winter gear that includes caps, gloves, scarves they will be donated for anyone who needs it this holiday season. you can mail your donations and to find out how to do that you can go to our website, wbaltv.com. two baltimore children are thinking of others this holiday season. they are trying to get as many toys as possible for victims of superstorm sandy. >> stuffed animals, games, and blocks. >> 5-year-old sadie and 6-year-old tyler take a good look at the toys they will be giving away. the kids and their families are parter ins to help make christmas special for victims of superstorm sandy. >> their toys got broken and they could not fix them. >> i didn't want them to have nothing at all. i want them to have something. >> when she came to me and i thought we need to figure out how to do this. >> sadie's mom created an event page on facebook that went viral and now boxes of donations come in every day. >> the response is overwhelm ing. >> overwhelming and it got bigger. at sadie's
no incentive to do so. we are going to come back. there us a character here of the anti-tax campaign. no official leadership rule but a brutal character. yes, grover norquist. is his clout finally starting to sleep with the fishes? that's next. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. >>> i suppose republicans in congress didn't learn their lesson about grover norquist when he was imbroiled in the dirty dealings of jack abramhauf. they are now. they finally realize he is not a voting member of the body. now, republican senators, graham, corker, congressman peter king have said they no longer feel obligated to the norquist tax pledge. ha has kept norquist relevant all this time? his war chest, money coming from the powerful special interest groups that are lobbying to keep taxes low. joining us from san francisco is lee fong, contributing writer for the nation
, where election timing may spell budget delays. we have the story from tokyo. >> the election campaign has officially kicked off in japan, but there are worries the budget is not likely to be ready pi the end of this year. they will likely call a special session to elect a new prime minister, then select a cabinet before moving on to budget matters. once they reconvene in january, the new government would likely pass the supplementary budget first before submitting its fiscal 2013 plan in february. so a senior lawmaker predicts that the fiscal 2013 budget will not actually pass until mid may. that's more than a month into the new fiscal year. and if the government can't get the job done by the end of march, a provisional budget will be needed. opinion polls show the gap between the ldp and the ruling democratic party has been narrowing. that means if the ldp can't get their majority, these bills could be delayed even more. back to you, ross. >> all right, thanks for that. that's the late fres the nikkei. still to come, the business of entertainment in asia, it's big. going to get even
here and criticize election officials. what i would have don on the campaign side is, number one, we would have figured out from you guys, working very closely and hopefully you had a good relationship built up over time -- >> i'm sure we would have. >> and our folks on the ground would have been folks from there i think would have figured out, how do we communicate to our voters and the way we would have done that, most easily, is using our mail list and text message list in the state to communicate to those folk0s to say we need you to communicate to other voters using our cal call tool and our text-messaging system, and say, you tell us how the locations are changing because we have to figure out from you where they are, and you tell us the new laws and we'll make sure we communicate that to our voters and volunteers to help communicate it to our voters. but there's no sill silver bullet there. we would have done everything we could and would have probably had the same issues you had. our offices would have been flooded -- >> we tried these. we used reverse 9-1-1 but people had do
shot by the taliban. she was shot at her home in pakistan after campaigning for girl's education. pakistan's president has added his signature to her petition. and hospital officials say that malala is doing quite well. >>> the rapper made famous by his gangnam style dance is apologizing. psy says hess sorry for making anti-american statements at a 2004 performance. the performer says the song lyrics were reactions to the war in iraq and the killing of two korean schoolgirls run over by a u.s. tank. he is scheduled to tape a christmas in washington special tomorrow. >>> a wrong turn leaves a california woman clinging for her life. she was on a routine hike through griffith park when she made one wrong turn. the trail slowly narrowed until the ground beneath her started to crumble. she clung to some vegetation on the trail to keep from falling off on the side. hikers along the correct trail heard her cries for help and called police. >> thank god i'm still alive. i was about to die. >> lucky woman there. crews rescued her by helicopter. she w
started these street sweeping campaigns in the city. she started with kids. they had an exhibition at city hall. city officials heard about her efforts and they invited her to this facility. we thought it would coincide with our efforts to get folks to recycle, it is a great educational tool. since then, we have had 95 professional artists come through. >> how has the program changed over the years? how has the program -- what can the public has an artist engage with? >> for the most part, we worked with metal and wood, what you would expect from a program like ours. over the years, we tried to include artists and all types of mediums. conceptual artists, at installation, photographers, videographers. >> that has really expanded the program out. it is becoming so dynamic right now with your vision of interesting artists in gauging here. why would an artist when to come here? >> mainly, access to the materials. we also give them a lot of support. when they start, it is an empty studio. they go out to the public area and -- we call it the big store. they go out shopping, take the materials t
campaign officials of both teams. we were in the middle when all of the power went out in cambridge. we are sorry gene could not be with us. we are glad representative schwartz could be with us, representing a district in philadelphia. i want to have a conversation in two parts that reflect the dual nature of the to-do list the public presented in the poll. when you asked them the most immediate challenge for washington, they talk about the deficit and the debt and getting the fiscal house in order. that is not the full extent of the list. behind that are others, including, education, retirement, jobs with different priorities along partisan and racial lines about what people want to see focused on. let us start with where we are on the question of resolving the immediate fiscal cliff issues. how would you describe your feeling that there will be some kind of accommodation and a deal on the tax or spending sequester side or both? >> good morning. i am not gene sperling. i am pleased to be with you and give you my perspective on where we are. i will start by something i often say when i
from a campaign official urging the president's supporters to contact members of congress and express support for the president's view of -- proposal for resolving the fiscal cliff. does the left believe that this debate will be solved through internal negotiations between the parties or through outside pressure being brought to bear from the general public? >> well, it's our position that this is one of those issues that is very important to the american public, an issue that affects everyone, and one where it's absolutely appropriate for the president and for the -- for members of congress to engage with the public on and seek their opinions and encourage members of the public to participate by adding their voices to the debate. i think -- we were talking about this i think a week -- the week before last in anticipation of a trip the president was going to make and you know, to me, i think it makes all the sense in the world for leaders in washington to go out in the country and engage the american people on these incredibly important issues. we saw that this was the subject of sust
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